Santander Bank Supports Initiatives to Benefit Minority Students, Minority-Owned Businesses

May 27, 2021

As shared by UConn Today:

Santander Bank, N.A., through its Santander Universities program (“Santander”), has awarded a $100,000 grant to the UConn Foundation, to support initiatives that will benefit both minority business students and minority-owned small businesses.

The grant marks a new relationship between UConn and Santander, one of the country’s largest retail and commercial banks.

The grant will provide at least 13 stipends or scholarships for students to enhance their education by engaging with minority-owned small businesses in Greater Hartford. The students will participate through two School of Business-affiliated networks, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) and Verge Consulting Program, sponsored by the School’s Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI).